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Morning Notes

by ARLnow.com January 28, 2013 at 10:00 am 12 Comments

Blue snow melt (photo by Katie Pyzyk)

Water Main Work Complete — Arlington County crews completed repairs on a 30″ water main near Arlington Boulevard and N. Irving Street Friday. As of Saturday, parts of the county that experienced low water pressure as a result of the repairs were back to normal service, according to the Department of Environmental Services.

New Asst. Superintendent Appointed — The Arlington School Board has appointed a new Assistant Superintendent of Instruction. Connie Skelton, a 22-year APS employee who started her career as a middle school science teacher, has been appointed to the position effective immediately. She replaces Dr. Mark Johnston, who was one of numerous senior APS staffers to depart since 2010. [Arlington Public Schools]

Vote on New Williamsburg School Expected Feb. 7 — School Board members are expected to vote on the concept for a new elementary school on the Williamsburg Middle School campus on Feb. 7. The $43 million school project has attracted scrutiny from Fairfax County due to possible traffic impacts. [Sun Gazette]

Fmr. CIA Officer Sentenced — John Kiriakou, a former CIA officer who lives in Arlington, has been sentenced to 30 months in prison. Kiriakou pleaded guilty in October to intentionally disclosing the identity of a covert CIA agent to a journalist. [U.S. Dept. of Justice]

‘Unleashed’ Open at Pentagon Row — Unleashed by Petco, a new pet store, has opened at Pentagon Row (1101 S. Joyce Street). The store offers “everyday pet essentials along with top-shelf natural, raw, organic, dehydrated and freeze-dried nutrition.” [Petco]

  • CourthouseChris

    Heisenberg’s finest!

    • steve

      Well-played. FTW.

    • Somebody’s been cooking.

  • BBMS

    Big win for APS if they eventually get VMDO to design that new school. Few better educational building design firms.

  • Buckingham Bandit

    The Kiriakou case shows that if you’re going to endanger the lives of undercover Agency employees, being in the White House acts as a get-out-of-jail card.

    • T


  • Come On!

    Why in the world did APS feel the need to close due to this “weather”??

    • drax

      Hindsight is 20/20.

      • Hee-Haw

        clever, did you make that up yourself ?

        • drax

          No. It’s something most people already know.

  • BlueLoom

    So the board is willing to listen to Fairfax County’s traffic concerns but apparently not the very real concerns of Arlington County residents who live near the proposed new school. Why not listen to your own taxpayers first?

    • drax

      Where does it say the board is listening to Fairfax? Or not listening to Arlington residents?


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